Inkle is an online technology that lets you create stories with "choose your own storyline" features. The output is available by URL link, or can be made into a Kindle book for a small fee. The creation of interactive learning scenarios gives unique educational potential to this interesting little tool.
Knowledge Management to Improve SoTL: Teaching, Learning, Medical Education: Virtually... What is SoTL? It is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. And, what is Learning Analytics? Read the article!
Here's a link to a great article that takes a look at motivation in alternate reality games (ARGs) designed as learning experiences (Moseley, Whitton, Culver, & Piatt, 2009). The authors analyzed 4 ARGs to learn what really worked well.
In the second installment of a two-part series, CT examines how pioneering schools--either alone or in consortia--are mining Big Data in hopes of uncovering the ultimate riches: improved student learning and performance.
I knew about the OCR in photos. I did not know about the OCR .pdf function. Awesome!
Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all your scanned PDFs get you excited in a way only seriously organised people could ever understand? If so, Evernote is the tool you need right now – and we’ve got the perfect manual to get you started using it like a professional.
As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the very definition of school libraries and library media...
Do you imagine that the ideas behind the flipped classroom are new to the 21st century? Dial it back 100 years to reconsider the thoughts of B.F. Skinner, Keller, Spelling and others about the ways that education can be improved.
When is a test not a test? Apparently when you don’t realize that it is a test. There is a lot of good in testing - for those who are successful test-takers; for teachers & administrators. But testing also creates stress & competition. How would we begin to mark achievement without using the familiar paradigm of testing?
Darren Cambridge has spent the last fifteen years researching, developing, and teaching and learning with e-portfolio technologies and practices. Quoting Dr. Cambridge, "Today I believe, even more strongly than I did when I began, that e-portfolios can play a central role in strengthening teaching and learning in higher education".
Next to religion, politics, and whether you’re a PC or a MAC user, ADDIE, with its sequential steps of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. But, is this too slow-paced to meet the needs of today's design challenges?